Good morning. Thank you all for your positive comments and emails yesterday. I appreciate your kindness. I was just having a crummy day, but you all made it so much better. Thank you!
Here on the farm it's going to be very busy day. I've got trimming to do, berries that need picking and a book that is wonderfully close to its last chapter. So I thought I'd share some random photos from this past week.
Shearer's Girl asked a while back whether there are animals here on the farm. No, there aren't, although years ago, long before we bought the place, it was a large, thriving farm. There were cows, horses, chickens (and I don't mean just a few, either. One barn held five hundred chickens!), sheep and who knows what else. Ducks, I think, down by the pond. Anyhow, we were fortunate to become friendly with a woman who grew up here when animals roamed this property, and she filled us in on the goings-on that took place years ago.
We bought the farm long after the last cow had been sold, and the only animals Vito and I brought here were our two little cats. Mimi and Piglet are in heaven now so aside from the foxes who live on the hill, the deer who roam the forest and the woodchuck dancing on the back stoop, we're animal-free.
Now, the farm this week...
Hydrangeas beginning to bloom.
I've just begun picking them. Sweet and juicy, but a lot are way out of reach.